Band withdraw from Nepal performance
According to a statement released by the band, their agreed fee was not paid as per the contract they had with the promoter of the show - Richard Coram, of Talent Brokers in Dubai.
Talent Brokers did not deposit the contracted fee into the registered escrow account, despite the band given them extra time in which to do so. The band wished to make clear that they were willing to coem and perform in Nepal, but they had do option other than to withdraw,
Ian Gillan, Deep Purple's singer, said:
"I hate it when this sort of thing happens. The first time ever in Nepal and it gets cancelled.I want to assure everyone that our management and agency bent over backwards to make this work. But every promise from the promoter was broken and things dragged on to the last minute and then went past the deadline for our equipment to be delivered. As everyone knows, Deep Purple will go through hurricanes, earthquakes, riots, and all kinds of hazards – just to ‘get there and do the show’, but you do need competent connections to be able to achieve this. We are truly miserable that we couldn’t get there and would love to come over at the first opportunity."